Oracle EPM Cloud

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Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) cloud is a complete and connected solution, based on configurable business processes.
Allows your company adapting to change in a competitive and changing environment.
Oracle EPM Cloud implies a complete solution integrating all processes within your organization.
The clear trend over the past years, is the evolution of platforms from Windows-based client/server systems to cloud, web-based applications.
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Moving to EPM Cloud… Why?

  • Decrease costs of hardware and IT, eliminating the need of that investment.
  • Faster implementation and upgrades, which also reduce costs.
  • On-premises finance applications can be a barrier to process innovation.
  • Cloud services can push new application features to users immediately, leading to faster upgrades. This allows users to work with the latest version of the software.
  • Improves agility in financial and operational EPM processes.
  • Ease integration and ability to expand, increasing flexibility to meet changing needs.
  • Enhanced user experience through a user-friendly environment.

Moving to the cloud takes careful planning. Amarante Consulting helps your organization to make the best decision based on your business needs.

Planning & Forecasting

  • Goal-oriented and easy to create dashboards and reports.​
  • Ability to check the state of your business plan in a specific time.​
  • In-memory calculations and aggregations to refresh and update instantly all your data.​
  • Create customized models and connect different processes to integrate your planning, forecasting and reporting within your entire organization.​
  • A d-hoc and What-If scenario modelling. Predictive capabilities with different versions based on several assumptions.​
  • Powerful calculation engine.​​​

Scenario Modelling

  • Built-in scenario modelling capabilities.​
  • Evaluate the impact of strategic decisions on different financial scenarios.​
  • Built-in financial statements and scenario analysis that allows adding complex what-if modelling.

Close and Consolidation

  • Configured to meet individual requirements that your organization needs.
  • Predefined dimensions for analysis in detail.
  • Dynamic out-of-the-box calculations and quick deployments.
  • Combination of pre-seeded and customizable content.
  • Easily accommodation of complex calculations and requirements.
  • Flexible solution avoiding the need of complicated scripting.
  • Management of key performance metrics across your organization.
  • Trusted and transparent calculations, in combination with auditing and task segregation result in a strong compliance solution.
  • Powerful consolidation features:
    • Intercompany and equity eliminations
    • Journals with workflow
      Currency translations.
    • Built-in foreign exchange and currency translation adjustment calculations.
    • Automated cash flow reporting and detailed tracking of data source.
    • Multi-GAAP reporting.

Extended Close

  • Supplemental data gathering.
  • Capacity to track information in detail through signoffs, validation and drill-back from source.
  • Ability to improve the whole process by monitoring, tracking and analysing tasks.
  • Easily reporting to stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Fast and accurate insights.​

Tax Reporting

Tax Provision

  • Automation of your tax processes through calculation directly from the source.​
  • Complete tax package and workflow engine to collect data from all your organization regions.​
  • Strong control over the data collection procedure.​
  • Check the status of your tax provision process in real time.​
  • Calculation addressing global accounting principles and standards (GAAP or IFRS).​
  • Integrated with Tax Compliance Software, allowing to import and export data easily..​

Country-by-Country Reporting Template

  • Full transparency by populating data from any ERP finance system.
  • Web-based template to collect data both automatically and manually.
  • Workflow engine ensures process to be controlled and completed in time.
  • Dashboards with KPIs.
  • Integration with Narrative Reporting.

Tax Schedules and Dashboards​​

  • Automated data collection, calculation and analysis.
  • Pre-defined and custom dashboards for any tax metric.
  • Constant Tax process improvement.​

Tax Calendar

Ability to maintain important dates in a single system.
Workflows for collaboration with approvals.
Integration with Microsoft Office for daily tasks.
Secure cloud-based application.
Access and rights limited by roles.​​​

Oracle EPM Cloud Data Integration

  • Integration with ERP applications.
  • Integration with source systems such as spreadsheets or databases.
  • Financial decisions based on multiple sources.
  • Integration with Microsoft Office.

Narrative Reporting

Oracle Narrative Reporting provides a complete solution for management, narrative and regulatory reporting.

Information Access

  • Ability to integrate with existing Microsoft Office or PDF reports.
  • Integration of data from multiple sources such as spreadsheets, databases, EPM applications and bot Oracle and Non-Oracle sources.
  • Web-based report designer to create charts and grids from multiple sources.
  • Trusted and consistent data.

Authoring

  • Easy and intuitive to use.
  • Flexibility to create grids, charts, reports and narratives.
  • Ability to configure access permissions and version control in order to track the document lifecycle.
  • Reusability of content in order to ease the maintenance.
  • Powerful reports combining data with narrative content to produce actionable insights.

Review and Commentary

  • Flexibility by performing review cycles.
  • Comments for report packages or individual report sections.
  • Robust framework for creating and editing comments.

Publishing and Delivery

  • Easy to access reports and Ad Hoc analysis by mobile, web or Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to create books of financial data by grouping reports.
  • Narrative reports allow to reach financial decisions and insights.
  • Ability to distribute reports at any point in a secure and auditable manner.

Regulatory Reporting

  • Ability to manage XBRL taxonomies.
  • Produce XBRL reports by tags in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Validate XBRL tagging and check data by rules and calculations to generate accurate and compliant results.
  • Ability to publish reports in multiple formats.

Oracle EPM Cloud Collaboration and Workflow

  • Groups of users can work together in a report by distributing sections among them.
  • Create notifications for users with task deadlines.
  • Ability to check the report status and create process and approval flows by sections.

Enterprise Data Management

Oracle Narrative Reporting provides a complete solution for management, narrative and regulatory reporting.

Collate Enterprise Data from Contributing Applications

  • Connect with business applications through adapters in an easy way.
  • Import and export from connected applications.
  • Ability to importing dimensions, lists and hierarchies.
  • No need to validate data on entry level.
  • Improve data quality by validating viewpoints.
  • Record any change request for audit.
  • REST API to automation and integration.
  • Ability to configure different business perspectives to align changes

Curate Changes to Enterprise Data Elements

  • All changes can be made by users through requests.
  • Create or change data, relationships,… by using requests.
  • Use validations during requests.
  • Visualize each request item, model it and associate actions.
  • Use requests to submit new items or change them.
  • Automated change orchestration.

Conform Changes Across Different Business Perspectives

  • Ability to validate a request or the entire viewpoint in real time.
  • Comparison and rationalization of different perspectives to analyse differences.
  • Visual and rich user interface.

Consume Changes Among Downstream Business Applications

  • ​Integration with connected applications with the ability to export dimensions and mappings.
  • Ability to export files and download viewpoints.
  • Collaborate and share, maintain files offline.
  • Automated integrations via REST API.
  • Available history for audit purposes.

Account Reconciliation

Reconciliation Compliance

  • ​Manage account reconciliation processes at any level required by the business.
  • Track the preparer and approver assignments for each reconciliation.
  • Design workflows to distribute the account reconciliation process among teams.
  • Use pre-defined or custom reconciliation formats.
  • Flexible environment.
  • Rule-based thresholds for automated certification and risk assessments.
  • Check the progress and status of the process by using signoffs and approvals.

Transaction Matching​

  • Automated performance of high-volume reconciliation.
  • Save time, improve quality and reduce risk of reconciliation.
  • Flexible rules for matching with custom thresholds.
  • Suggested and custom matching.
  • Manage variance and resolution of adjustments.
  • Period-end balancing reports accomplishing compliance requirements.

Conform Changes Across Different Business Perspectives

  • Ability to validate a request or the entire viewpoint in real time.
  • Comparison and rationalization of different perspectives to analyse differences.
  • Visual and rich user interface.

Consume Changes Among Downstream Business Applications

  • Integration with connected applications with the ability to export dimensions and mappings.
  • Ability to export files and download viewpoints.
  • Collaborate and share, maintain files offline.
  • Automated integrations via REST API.
  • Available history for audit purposes.

Profitability and Cost Management

Allocation Engine

  • Multiple source data combined with operational metrics and dimensions.
  • Ability to execute complex requirements through enterprise quality.
  • Detailed step validation reports, bringing transparency and control to your data.
  • Integrity of data through a scalable solution.
  • Secure application with role-based access and rights.

Model Builder

  • Intuitive and simple to use and maintain, create or alter complex allocation rules using the best practice framework.
  • Empower users by giving them ownership for rule building and data acquisition.
  • Enterprise profitability analysis evolve as business evolves.
  • Complete audit history by a secure repository and the auto-documenting feature.
  • Changes can be made by business users.
  • Drivers can be re-used across different business processes.
  • Ability to use for the entire organization, divided by departments, products,…

Conform Changes Across Different Business Perspectives

  • Ability to validate a request or the entire viewpoint in real time.
  • Comparison and rationalization of different perspectives to analyse differences.
  • Visual and rich user interface.

Consume Changes Among Downstream Business Applications

  • Integration with connected applications with the ability to export dimensions and mappings.
  • Ability to export files and download viewpoints.
  • Collaborate and share, maintain files offline.
  • Automated integrations via REST API.
  • Available history for audit purposes.
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